Torta della Nonna: A Collection of the Best Homemade Italian Desserts

Enter our US/UK/AU/NZ giveaway to win one of three copies of Torta della Nonna: A Collection of the Best Homemade Italian Desserts by Emiko Davies.

Torta della Nonna: The Best Italian Sweet Recipes is a collection of Emiko Davies’ desserts culled from her beautiful books Florentine (review), Acquacotta (one of my best books of 2017) and Tortellini at Midnight (review), plus five brand new recipes. Having all of Emiko’s sweet recipes in one beautiful volume is wonderful!

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Torta della Nonna begins with the author’s tips with regard to baking before heading into the over 60 recipes. The book is divided into chapters starting with the Essenziali (essentials) such as Crema pasticcera (Pastry cream) and Torta al cioccolato (Chocolate cake) and wraps up with Dolci gelati (frozen treats) with recipes for Gelato di riso (Rice gelato) and Granita al melone (Melon granita) as examples. In between these two chapters, there lies a treasure trove of tempting Italian desserts that are both approachable and impressive.

Special thanks to the publisher for providing three copies of this title in our promotion. Entry options include answering the following question in the comments section of this blog post.

Which recipe in the index would you like to try first?

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  • sarahawker  on  March 30, 2021

    Chocolate-filled sponge roll (Tronco al cioccolato)

  • matag  on  March 30, 2021


  • lean1  on  March 30, 2021


  • Lijstjesmeisje  on  March 31, 2021

    Lemon and ricotta cake (Torta di limone e ricotta)

  • demomcook  on  March 31, 2021

    Lemon and ricotta cake (Torta di limone e ricotta), although the apple cake looks wonderful as well.

  • aesop  on  March 31, 2021

    YUM!!!! Apricot Jam Tart!

  • aesop  on  March 31, 2021

    plum sorbet

  • nvernon  on  March 31, 2021

    Spiced walnut biscuits (Cavallucci)

  • dbranigan27  on  March 31, 2021

    I would try Nonna Vera’s Almond Cake

  • maci234  on  March 31, 2021


  • Plumbobmummy  on  March 31, 2021


  • hbakke  on  March 31, 2021


  • nicolebuckland  on  March 31, 2021

    I’d love to try those candied figs!

  • PBandC  on  March 31, 2021

    apricot jam tart sounds great.

  • Siegal  on  April 1, 2021


  • Rose_Marie_Brintzenhofe  on  April 1, 2021

    Chocolate ricotta tart

  • Pardeus  on  April 1, 2021

    The Apricot Jam tart.

  • Isis1981uk  on  April 1, 2021


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  • ravensfan  on  April 1, 2021


  • GreenhouseCheryl  on  April 1, 2021

    Caramelised figs (Fichi canditi)

  • et12  on  April 2, 2021

    Crostata di marmellata

  • fairyduff  on  April 2, 2021

    Melon granita for me!

  • UrsEva  on  April 2, 2021

    Lemon and ricotta cake – perfect 👌

  • agreaves19  on  April 2, 2021

    Lemon and ricotta cake

  • say  on  April 2, 2021

    Lemon and ricotta cake

  • roxlet  on  April 2, 2021

    Lemon ricotta cake

  • Roosta  on  April 2, 2021

    Zuppa Inglese

  • FrenchCreekBaker  on  April 2, 2021

    Lemon Ricotta Cake sounds like a nice way to welcome adoring!

  • LaurenE  on  April 2, 2021

    Chocolate-filled sponge roll

  • maria411  on  April 3, 2021

    I love apricot so would definitely love to try the apricot jam tart

  • flossy1  on  April 3, 2021

    Ooh, the Sorbetto di susine looks heavenly!

  • PeavineBlues  on  April 3, 2021


  • BMeyer  on  April 3, 2021

    apricot jam tart

  • Natlovesgib  on  April 3, 2021

    Plum sorbet (Sorbetto di susine)

  • riley  on  April 3, 2021

    Chocolate ricotta tart

  • curafresh  on  April 3, 2021

    ricotta cake

  • DarcyVaughn  on  April 4, 2021

    Grape focaccia (Schiacciata all’uva)

  • edyenicole  on  April 4, 2021


  • RuthHarwood  on  April 5, 2021

    Chocolate ricotta tart

  • dzm  on  April 5, 2021

    chocolate ricotta tart

  • sarahteertzah  on  April 5, 2021

    Hazelnut cake

  • gilmonster  on  April 6, 2021

    ricotta cake

  • RSW  on  April 7, 2021

    any Biscotti

  • WandasWonders  on  April 7, 2021

    One can never have enough cookbooks and this one sounds better than what I have!!!!

  • ElizM  on  April 7, 2021

    hazelnut cake

  • RoseMGenuine  on  April 7, 2021

    Hazelnut cake

  • foodie16  on  April 9, 2021

    Zuppa Inglese

  • MarciK  on  April 9, 2021

    Coffee-laced ricotta (Ricotta al caffe)

  • JenThomas318  on  April 9, 2021

    Apricot jam tart

  • Yarnia  on  April 10, 2021

    Grandmothers tart

  • mpdeb98  on  April 10, 2021

    Nonna Vera’s Almond Cake

  • DNAYAR  on  April 10, 2021


  • DNAYAR  on  April 10, 2021

    Apricot jam tart

  • youngsvnnhrs  on  April 11, 2021

    Nonna Vera’s Almond Cake

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